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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for December 18th

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Here are three stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, December 18th:

AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC - Free Report) : This real estate investment trust has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 7.1% over the last 60 days.

AGNC Investment Corp. Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 10.90%, compared with the industry average of 8.47%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 11.82%.

AGNC Investment Corp. Dividend Yield (TTM)

The Buckle, Inc. (BKE - Free Report) : This lifestyle retailer has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 9.2% over the last 60 days.

Buckle, Inc. (The) Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.77%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 4.11%.

Buckle, Inc. (The) Dividend Yield (TTM)

Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV - Free Report) : This business development company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 7.1% over the last 60 days.

Apollo Investment Corporation Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 9.90%, compared with the industry average of 8.20%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 11.45%.

Apollo Investment Corporation Dividend Yield (TTM)

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